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Should you extend or take a mortgage holiday?

Should you extend or take a mortgage holiday?

It's possible to apply for a mortgage holiday until October 2020. Here's how starting or extending one could affect your finances. As lockdown and furlough began in March, one of the extra measures announced was a mortgage break if people needed it. This meant you...

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Chip app review – Can it help you put money into savings?

Chip app review – Can it help you put money into savings?

With automatic saves, can this app help you put money away? FinTech - or financial technology - is big businesses. Every week a new app launches which promises to revolutionise your finances. And every month or so another one disappears (Yboo, OneDox and more). One...

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Cash savings to beat inflation (June 2020)

Cash savings to beat inflation (June 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 5%. (This article is updated in the middle of each month after inflation rate announcements and any...

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Cheapest ways to watch the restarted Premier League on TV

Cheapest ways to watch the restarted Premier League on TV

The Premier League is due to restart on 17th June 2020. Here's how to watch every game at home for less money. With play due to begin in mid-June behind closed doors, the decision has been made that every single game will be available to watch at home. The 92...

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How to get the best value sun cream

How to get the best value sun cream

Save money without sacrificing the protection you give your skin. Is a branded sun cream any better than a supermarket's own version? And what should you be thinking about other than the SPF number? I've taken a look at how to make sure you're not overspending...

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Money news catch up – 28th May 2020

Money news catch up – 28th May 2020

The stories you might have missed. Here’s my latest round-up some of the money headlines you might have missed that could impact you and your finances. Click on the read more buttons to be taken through to articles from the likes of the BBC, Which? and The...

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Andy’s £1k Money Makeover part 9: Your Shopping

Andy’s £1k Money Makeover part 9: Your Shopping

The tricks I use to make sure I don't spend more than I need to when shopping. In part nine of my £1,000 Money Makeover I'm looking at your general shopping and spending - probably where a lot of our cash tends to go. There are plenty of ways you can pay less for the...

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Credit scores explained and free ways to check your reports

Credit scores explained and free ways to check your reports

"Credit score" is a phrase you might occasionally think about. Maybe worry about. But do you understand it? I wasn't really bothered about my credit score until a decade or so ago when I had to apply for a mortgage. Only then did I realise just how important it...

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Money news catch up – 21st May 2020

Money news catch up – 21st May 2020

The stories you might have missed. Here’s my latest round-up some of the money headlines you might have missed that could impact you and your finances. Click on the read more buttons to be taken through to articles from the likes of the BBC, Which? and The...

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